At ICMAB we promote equal opportunities for men and women and boost women’s advancement in scientific careers. With this in mind, we carry out multiple initiatives to give visibility to our female scientists and to promote science in young girls:
We have created a newly Gender Equality Committee, in which all the scientific communities are represented, and whose main goal it the recognition and strengthening of equal opportunities within the Institute and the design, implementation and evaluation of positive action measures against discrimination. In addition, to eliminate gender bias in recruitment processes, attract and recruit female scientists, improve work-life balance, promote career development and establish and disseminate gender-sensitive practices.
We enjoy celebrating the International Day of Women and Girls in Science and, therefore, a series of leisure activities aimed at generating a reflection and debate were organized. The dramatized reading “Madame Châtelet and her Instagram followers”, to make visible the scientific women throughout history; public conference about “Gender and class inequality in social networking sites” and a public conference about “Re-reading Marie Curie”.
We encourage all the scientists to participate in different activities and awards. As a matter of fact, Mariona Coll was awarded with one of the Research Awards “For Women in Science” from l’Oréal-UNESCO in 2017 for her project on new materials for photovoltaics.